School’s Out for Summer!
Only a handful of readers will catch my nod to the classic rock song…unless you’re an avid fan of Glee in which you’ve heard the “new” version of it. In any case, yesterday was Jackson’s last day of school! It’s so hard to believe how quickly the school year has flown by. Daddy had posted a pic of Jackson on his first day and it’s so true to say that Jackson has changed A LOT since then. Those chubby little cheeks are going away, he’s growing taller, and he’s becoming more and more articulate about the world around him. I will be glad, however, to not answer a question about trees for a few days though–I swear that’s all they talked about in science this year! LOL!
Anyway, Jackson got out early yesterday so I took him to McDonald’s to celebrate with a McFlurry (with M&M’s please!). He was ecstatic about being able to have an ice cream treat like that. Later in the night we all went to Jimmy John’s to celebrate the end of the school year–oh yeah, we go big when we celebrate.
One thing that was really neat is Jackson came home with a huge grocery bag of all the things he had done in kindergarten this past year…his writing journal, pictures, some activity books…and my favorite, his “Kindergarten Book”. This is a book that he compiled throughout the year to show his progression with his writing skills, etc. It is an adorable keepsake and I’m so glad that his teacher had all the kids do this! It’s even bound so it won’t get lost!
So now that school is over, the summer is officially upon us. We have Jackson signed up for a few camps at the zoo and we are looking into some other activities–maybe swim lessons again or soccer this time around. We did make it clear that he still needs to keep up with his school work…reading a book everyday, practicing his writing and numbers in his activity books, etc. At first he was a little sad faced about that, but I reminded him that it’s all fun stuff and he still gets to play with Peyton for the most part every day! How funny it is that “school work” can get a kid down! LOL! Anyway, we are thrilled that he ended the year on a good note (mostly 3 out of 3′s in all of his courses, and reading/writing beyond a kindergartner level) with only minor comments about not doing well with following instruction in music and PE. Those are things we will work on while having fun in camps and other activities this year! In the meantime, we hope that all the other parents and kids out there had a great end to the school year and will have a super summer as well!